Early this morning, SpaceX's supply-hauling Dragon capsule was successfully captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, in the first-ever commercial cargo delivery to the manned space outpost.
With 11 resupply missions remaining in the SpaceX/NASA contract, it seems the private company's billion-dollar delivery deal with The Agency is off to a good start.
"Looks like we've tamed the Dragon," said station commander Sunita Williams, as the capsule was captured by astronaut Akihiko Hoshide at 6:56 a.m. EDT. When ISS astronaut Don Pettit successfully captured the Dragon capsule during its first test flight in May, he said "We've got us a dragon by the tail!" Can we expect similar dragon-themed puns for the remainder of SpaceX's resupply missions? We certainly hope so.